Top Backpacking Destinations in Southeast Asia

Whether it’s a quick weekend trip to a new city in the US, or an international excursion, we’ve noticed an increase in students who have acted upon their feelings of wanderlust. If you’re ready to answer the sweet siren song of travel but are concerned about your budget, consider backpacking Southeast Asia. How long and where you go is up to you. Some people try a quick two week trek while others opt for a slower four month adventure. Either way, Southeast Asia has exactly what you’re looking for. As backpacking has grown in popularity, many countries in Southeast Asia have responded to the rising demand of tourism. We spent about three months traveling throughout Southeast Asia and were able to make it to six countries. The amount of activities to do paired with the affordability makes Southeast Asia a top backpacker destination. Read More

Study Abroad Budget Guide

Okay so you’re going to study abroad. Congrats! Usually your college will deal with all the expenses between tuition, housing and meals while you’re abroad so you don’t have to worry about that. But there is A LOT more to prepare your wallet for when you’re headed to a new country.

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Top 15 Cheapest Places to Travel in Your 20s

If you are looking for the best and cheapest places to travel and explore while you’re young, look no further. These locations from around the world are perfect for 20-somethings to visit without breaking the bank. It has never been this easy to travel on a budget!

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Top Things to Do in Ghana

If you want to adventure over to Africa, your first stop should be Ghana. With amazing wildlife, National Parks and unique culture, it is a must-see. We’ll let you in on the best things to do in Ghana and places to visit while you’re there.  Read More

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Spring Break Bingo Contest Winner

It was once said by my favorite author, Paulo Coelho, “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you achieve it.” Ever since I was a child I wanted to explore this world to see what’s out there. Luckily, thanks to StudentUniverse, I won a life-changing free spring break trip from the Spring Break Bingo Contest!  Read More

5 Essential Travel Items for Personal Safety

Traveling to a new place is fun and exhilarating, but it can also raise some concerns, especially for solo travelers. While you hope your trip will go off without a hitch, it’s smart to be prepared for any situation. We’ll let you in on our top travel safety tips and explore the best items to ensure your personal safety while traveling! So as you stuff your suitcase with way too many clothes, don’t forget to pack these personal safety items to protect yourself in an emergency.

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5 Ways to Make Money while Backpacking

Backpacking around the world is one of the most exciting things you can do. At the same time, there’s a practical limitation: How do you fund your travels?

You can surely stockpile enough money before heading out on your grand adventure, but that’s not the only way. Many people pay for their trips by working while traveling, and you can do the same. Want to see how to make money while backpacking? Here are five great options to look into.
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10 Things You Should Do on a Gap Year

It might seem disingenuous to try and offer a definitive list of what you should do on a gap year, as the whole point of backpacking is to see the world your way. Still, you need some kind of plan before you jet off, right? Read More